Welcome to ISfAR Kiswahili Learning Center (IKLC)

IKLC offers a variety of Kiswahili (also known as Swahili) language instruction levels i.e. conversational Swahili, beginner, intermediate and advanced, as well as private tutoring and group lessons.

The mode of lesson delivery is either in-class instruction or Live teacher video-linked distance learning.

We also offer Go Abroad pre-departure training, Intercultural Training and trip ideas/insights to students/volunteers/tourists, who are on an overseas exchange or practical international internships.

Go Abroad experience in whatever capacity you interact with the overseas communities.

As a knowledge Centre, we provide applicable cultural insights specific to the foreign country or community that your work/project is focused on. Since language does provide a window into a community’s culture, the Go Abroad cultural preparation does include basic language skills relevant to that culture.


We offer Kiswahili language courses in the following options:

  • Basic Conversational Level
  • Beginner Level I and II
  • Intermediate Level I and II
  • Advanced level

Language and pre-departure group lessons are offered in 4hrs, 8hrs, 16hrs and 40 hrs sessions. These lessons can be customized for clients (students, volunteers, tourists, scholars, missionaries, professionals and business people) who may not have the opportunity to attend classes for an extended period of time.

Our standard fee is R300.00 per hour per student.

For more information, please contact the office.

Cell: +27 66 082 1524
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Did you know?

  • Over 200 million people worldwide speak Swahili. It is the official language in Tanzania and Kenya and is also used in Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, DR Congo, Yemen and Oman.
  • Swahili serves as the working language of the African Union, which consists of 55 countries on the African continent, and even slightly beyond.
  • It is officially recognized as the “lingua franca” of the east African community. This means that Kiswahili has been adopted as the common language between people who speak different native African languages in their own countries.
  • KiSwahili is the second most widely understood language in Africa, after Arabic.

Learn the benefits

Promote capacity building in individual researchers in Education, through conferences, workshop training and publications.

Provide cost free membership to anyone interested in educational research.

Has an Open Access and peer reviewed Journal i.e. The African Journal of Educational Research (AJER) (ISSN 2591- 6998) in which peer reviewers help the authors to improve their papers.

Welcomes collaboration and academic support from individual researchers, institutions, academics and research associations.